You might think that the idea of utilities paying some customers to decrease usage in high-usage periods might be a fairly uncontroversial tactic for managing energy. Well, you'd be wrong.

In fact, that practice is going to attract some attention at the highest court in the land today, as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission defends its role in what we call "demand response" against the complaint of an ensemble of industry challengers.

Get the details at the SCOTUS Blog.